Dec 2 2010, 07:27 AM
Talk about it here.
Dec 17 2010, 09:21 PM
We decided to clip this since the match was a huge draw, but has a bit of a bad rep for Muto's laziness, so it's hard to make any huge judgments here, but this isn't a terrible stretch of wrestling by any means. They have the crowd in the palm of their hands, so they can pretty much do whatever they want. But sadly, that looks to be exactly what they do. Too bad, they probably could have delivered a classic had they wanted.
Dec 24 2010, 11:59 AM
I don't think I ever saw the full version, but the ten minutes on the disc are a lot of fun. I can totally see Mutoh mailing it in and killing the first half though. He seemed pretty legit upset to be losing.
Jan 5 2011, 04:34 PM
There's alot of hate for this match, but I always really liked it. I loved the heat and the big match feel of it. Had Mutoh not done his elbow and the moonsault it probably would have been better, but I think Takada got alot out of him. Mutoh's walk of shame after the match really put over how much was on the line in this match.
Jan 15 2011, 06:56 PM
The best part of the match was the aftermath with Hashimoto and Koshinaka. I'm guessing they were challenging Takada for a shot at the belt?
Jan 15 2011, 07:55 PM
I'm trying to remember... didn't Sasaki come out and Takada blew him off?
With Kosh, he had history so that was nice. And Hash was the Man in NJPW.
Jan 29 2011, 07:42 PM
This crowd was molten hot. Hottest crowd I have ever heard in Japan. Makes me was to see Takada/Hashimoto.
Oct 31 2012, 05:03 PM
I dont blame you guys for clipping this match. I watched the full match and up until the Mutoh headbutts (around 10 minute mark I think) this match was boring as watch the grass grow. The beginning was just sitting in holds with Takada trying a bit harder than Mutoh to make it watchable, but seemed like both were just waiting for the finish. I commend Mutoh going for a double wristlock out of the moonsault so that Takada does not have to kick out of it that is smart protection. Watching the 1995 match first where you understand that Takada had tapped to the Figure 4 it helps build the drama towards the finish. Takada seemed to be going after any limb that was there without any rhyme or reason. The finish seemed anti-climatic. Mutoh gets the Figure 4, which is a great drama then Takada just is like now it is my turn and puts on a cross armbreaker a couple times for the win. I much preferred the October match to this.
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